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electronica 2014: CEOs discuss the Internet of Things

November 6, 2014 3:22 pm | News | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is making it easier for the physical world to merge with the digital world and is revolutionizing our lives. Networked medical electronics is improving how patients will be treated and cared for in the future. In "smart homes" ...

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Engineering Update #84: A solar and wind-powered car

November 6, 2014 3:21 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

G-code is just a concept car created from a vehicle study, but it’s still got some great ideas. The design is pretty futuristic, with a display on the grill that changes depending on if the car is parked or driving in sports, eco or drive mode. It also has ...

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Student Day at electronica 2014: Getting careers in the electronics industry off to a successful start

November 6, 2014 3:19 pm | News | Comments

As an innovation location, Germany needs highly qualified electronics specialists. As technological advancements continue, the need for experts in this field will continue to increase in the next few years. Against this backdrop, the last day of electronica 2014 ...

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Manipulating complex molecules by hand

November 6, 2014 2:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

"The technique makes it possible for the first time to remove large organic molecules from associated structures and place them elsewhere in a controlled manner," explains Dr. Ruslan Temirov from Jülich's Peter Grünberg Institute. This brings the scientists ...

Novel 3D printing process enables metal additive manufacturing for consumer market

November 6, 2014 2:51 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lower-cost 3D printers for the consumer market offer only a limited selection of plastic materials, while industrial additive manufacturing (AM) machines can print parts made of high-performance metals. The application of a novel process ...

This robot makes you feel like a 'ghost' is in the room

November 6, 2014 2:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

People don't really tend to see ghosts or guardian angels as much as "feel" them, and now researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on November 6 think they know where that "feeling of a presence" (FoP) phenomenon comes from....

Caltech rocket experiment finds surprising cosmic light

November 6, 2014 2:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using an experiment carried into space on a NASA suborbital rocket, astronomers at Caltech and their colleagues have detected a diffuse cosmic glow that appears to represent more light than that produced by known galaxies in the universe....

New Electronic Screaming Circuits Business Card Holder

November 6, 2014 2:41 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

It isn't easy to differentiate yourself from the rest of the world. Use this electronic business card holder to impress your peers and customers. And well, it's just plain cool. If you are an existing customer of ours, we’d like...

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Transitions between states of matter: It's more complicated, scientists find

November 6, 2014 2:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The seemingly simple process of phase changes--those transitions between states of matter--is more complex than previously known, according to research based at Princeton University, Peking University and New York University. Their study ...

Microsoft releases Office apps for iPhones, iPads

November 6, 2014 2:38 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is releasing new, beefed-up versions of its popular Office software apps for iPhones and iPads, part of the company's push to stay relevant to workers in an increasingly mobile world. It's also working on new versions for Android tablets....

Engineering Newswire: Engineers drop bombs for safety

November 6, 2014 2:33 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The Life Extension Program is an initiative by the National Nuclear Security Administration to inspect and update the nation’s inventory of warheads. Earlier this summer Sandia Labs had two successful tests that provided data for the program....

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Triple-output power supply features twelve ranges

November 6, 2014 2:25 pm | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) has announced the availability of Aim-TTi's MX100T, a 315 watt precision laboratory power supply offering three full-performance outputs each with multiple ranges. Unlike other triple-output power supplies ...

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Buck regulator offers a thermally enhanced 3mm x 3mm DFN package

November 6, 2014 2:05 pm | Alpha And Omega Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (Sunnyvale, CA) announced the release of the fifth-generation EZBuck with the AOZ3103, a high-efficiency, simple-to-use synchronous buck regulator, with an operating input voltage range from 4.5V to 18V....

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Small thermal sensor intended for radiation measurements

November 6, 2014 1:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

greenTEG AG (Santa Rosa, CA) has developed a new small thermal sensor for radiation measurements. At just 4.4 x 4.4 mm square, the gSKIN XB 45 9R is small enough for any application. Features include high scalability for high-volume applications....

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MOSFETs feature ultra-low Rds(on) for industrial applications

November 6, 2014 1:26 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced the expansion of its StrongIRFET MOSFET portfolio to include 75V devices for a wide variety of industrial applications including power tools, Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) inverters, DC motor drives ...

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